In conjunction with the Michiana Event Center, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present the NTPA Shipshewana Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. Less than two years old, the interconnected convention, equine, and concert venue in north-central Indiana will launch its largest motorsports event to date with five invitational classes on each of two nights that will rock the facility's 100,000-square-foot Trade Show building
The NTPA is the sport’s oldest and most respected truck and tractor pulling sanctioning organization. Governed by a board of directors, the NTPA is managed by World Pulling International (WPI), an independently owned entity. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, the NTPA provides rules and regulations and the infrastructures required for organizations throughout the country to arrange truck and tractor pulls.
320' indoor track. General admission includes access to the indoor competitors’ pit area and the farm show.
Session One: Friday, 6 p.m.
Session Two: Saturday, 6 p.m.
Grand Invitational Light Super Stock
Grand Invitational Super Farm
Regional Invitational Limited Pro Stock
Regional Invitational Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0
Exhibition Light Unlimited
Accompanying the NTPA pull will be the Michiana Farm Show, sponsored by Grogg-Martin Auction and Realty and the MEC. Access to the farm show will be included in pull admission. Opening each day at noon and featuring tractor and equipment dealerships, seed companies, and farm support businesses, the show will be housed in the Coliseum, which is positioned between the two buildings that will share event operations. The staging barn will contain the cold pit area, while the Trade Show Building will be configured to seat over 3,000 attendees. About a quarter of that capacity will be designated for trackside VIP seating with the balance being accommodated via portable bleachers. The facility's own Amish-made concessions will be on sale throughout each day, and parking at the MEC is plentiful, with 1,100 paved spaces adjacent to the buildings and a well-lit overflow area across the street.
Kids 3 & Under FREE. Kids ages 4-10 tickets are $15 each session.